It seemed to make good sense – and good cents! -- to HavServe Volunteer Service Network, which has teamed up with GoodSearch.com and GoodShop.com to do just that via the innovative sites’ two-pronged approach.
With GoodShop.com, consumers are helping their favorite causes by using the website for shopping at more than 1,600 well known retailers including Amazon, Target, Apple, Macy’s, Best Buy, Orbitz, Staples and others. The shopping experience and the prices are exactly the same as going to the retailer directly, but by going through GoodShop, up to 30% of the purchase price is donated the user’s favorite cause.
In addition, for every search conducted on the Yahoo and Bing-powered GoodSearch.com search engine, approximately one penny is donated to the user’s favorite charity. Use it exactly like any other search engine, but with GoodSearch, the pennies add up quickly: for instance, just 500 people searching four times a day will earn approximately $7,300 a year. Best of all, it doesn’t cost the users a thing. Each time one searches the web with GoodSearch's Yahoo-powered search engine, approximately a penny will go to HavServe's program.
HavServe Volunteer Service Network plans on using the money raised from these programs to help pay for pay for http://www.globalgiving.org/
“Every penny counts,” says Beth Ann Hilton, owner of a small PR firm and a volunteer for HavServe. “In carrying out my PR responsibilities, I am searching the Internet all day long. Why not combine that with raising money for our cause in Haiti? There is absolutely no reason not to use GoodSearch and GoodShop - it's a perfect choice for conscious consumers.”
“We know there are a lot of people who want to do good but may not have the time or the money to help out,” said Ken Ramberg, Co-Founder of GoodSearch and former President of JOBTRAK, the largest online career site for college students (now a division of Monster.com)
The more people use GoodSearch, the more money will be directed towards HavServe. The organization is hopeful that all of its volunteers and supporters will be the first in a viral movement to download the GoodSearch – HavServe Volunteer Service Network toolbar at http://www.goodsearch.com/
Finally - a form of philanthropy that works for everyone in a tough economy!
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